Accused of Sexual Abuse Sentenced to One Year Five Months Imprisonment
On August 8, the district court issued a verdict sentencing 37-year-old Purnakumar Rai of Hatuwagadhi Rural Municipality-3, Sindrang, to one year and five months of imprisonment for the heinous crime of sexually abusing four girls.
Presiding Judge Gehendraraj Pant of the district court ruled the defendant guilty on August 8, resulting in a sentence of imprisonment along with a fine of 31,500 rupees. In addition, the court ordered the defendant to provide a compensation of 70,000 rupees to the victim, as stated by Mohan Ghimire, a court representative.
The victim registered a complaint against the accused with the district police office on January 12, 2023. The complaint alleged that the accused had sexually abused two girls aged 13 and two girls aged 15 on multiple occasions, specifically on November 26, November 29, December 1, and December 14 in the year 2022.
Upon receiving the victim’s complaint, the police took swift action and apprehended the accused on January 12, 2023.
In accordance with a court order dated February 4, 2021, the accused had been held in custody pending trial. The girls subjected to the abuse underwent a medical examination at the district hospital on February 5, 2023.
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